From taoist doctor of the seventh century, Li Tung-Hsuan Tzu. He poetically described nine styles of penetration, by varying the direction, the speed and the depth of the thrusts. It’s strange that something that was written nearly 1,400 years ago is still so fucking relevant
Strike on right and on the left like a honest warriorboring the enemy rows
You raise and plunge suddenly like a wild horse cutting through a path through a torrent of mountain.
And you like a cloud of gulls withdraw return playing above the waves.
Carry out major penetrations and small surface blows taquins and, a such picorant sparrow of the rice grains.
Penetrate superficially then more deeply, towards the right-hand side and the left, as would fall a large stone being inserted in the sea.
Return slowly in the manner of a snake in its nest.
Charge quickly, a such frightened rat regaining its hole·
Fly over and strike as an eagle follows a hare in escape.
Go up and plunge deeply, like a magnificant boat on the floods facing a wild wind.